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Machin Colours
(page updated: Apr 25/09)

Just about every catalog describes the colour of a stamp a little differently - Machin listings are no different.

This listing groups the various "shades" of stamps within "major" colours (National Decimal, non-engraved only). Colours are based on those described by D.G.A. Myall in his The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook. Also included are the various colour descriptions used by other catalogues.

This is a work in progress...

Blues
Browns
Greens
Yellows
Golds
Oranges
Reds
Purples
Blacks
Greys
White



Blues
Deegam Scott
Turquoise greenish blue (½)
Prussian blue (4)
½p (2k) 4p (2k)
Dark turquoise Prussian blue 32p (2k) 12p (2k)
Greyish blue Gray blue 14p (2k) 17p (2k)
Pastel blue Steel blue 10½p (2k)
Bluish grey Grayish blue (4½)
Blue gray (17)
4½p (2k)
Light blue Bright blue 15p (2k) 2nd (2k)
Cobalt blue Bright blue 4p (2k)
Cerulean blue Prussian blue 6½p (2k)
Ultramarine Deep ultramarine (15)
Blue (36p)
Ultramarine (others)
3p (2k) 15p (2k) 20½p (2k) 31p (2k) 36p (2k) 38p (2k) 44p (2k)90p (2k)
Dark blue Dark blue (all) 14p (2k) 17p (2k) 22p (2k) 2nd (2k) E (2k)
Slate blue Dull blue green (28, 34)
Slate blue (60)
28p (2k) 34p (2k) 60p (2k)


Browns
Deegam Scott
Crimson Magenta 1p (2k)
Greyish rose Red brown 5p (2k)
Red brown Dark red brown (7) 7p (2k)
Violet brown Brown purple 13½p (2k)
Dark brown Dark brown (both) 43p (2k) 35p (2k)
Terracotta Brown red 24p (2k)
Ash pink Brown 5p (2k)
Rust brown Olive bistre (both) 4p (2k) 11½p (2k)
Rust brown Brown (all) 24p (2k) 26p (2k) 27p (2k)49p (2k) 54p (2k)
Yellow brown Dark brown 34p (2k)
Chestnut brown Brown ochre (29) 29p (2k)
Stone Olive gray (26)
Drab (41)
26p (2k) 41p (2k) 44p (2k) 68p (2k) 22p (2k)
Light brown Light brown
Fawn (16½)
13p (2k)17½p (2k)16½p (2k)
Pale Chestnut Light red brown (7½) 7½p (2k)
Sand Dark olive bistre (28)
Ocher (50)
28p (2k) 50p (2k)
Mushroom Brownish gray 11½p (2k)16p (2k)
Light tan Brown orange 10p (2k)
Purple brown Violet brown 3½p (2k)



Greens
Deegam Scott
Deep grey green Dark green 2p (2k)
Sage green Dark olive green 30p (2k) 42p (2k)
Olive   17p (2k)
Olive green Olive green 19p (2k) 37p (2k)
Grey green Gray green (3½, 13, 19½)
Olive green (18)
3½p (2k) 13p (2k) 18p (2k)19½p (2k)
Pastel green Light emerald (12½)
Light green (6, 17)
6p (2k)12½p (2k) 17p (2k)
Light green Bright yellow green (18, 20)
Yellow green (23)
18p (2k) 20p (2k) 23p (2k)
Yellowish green Yellow green 8½p (2k)12p (2k)
Emerald green Bright green (12, 63)
Emerald (33)
12p (2k) 33p (2k) 63p (2k) 78p (2k)
Moss green Yellow green 22p (2k)
Lime green Bright olive green 6p (2k) 35p (2k) 56p (2k)
Sea green Greenish blue 20p (2k) 47p (2k) 64p (2k) 81p (2k)



Yellows
Deegam Scott
Light yellow Yellow 10½p (2k)



Golds
Deegam Scott
Gold Gold (both) 26p (2k) 1st (2k)
Old gold Orange yellow 35p (2k) 46p (2k)



Oranges
Deegam Scott
Orange   9p (2k)
Greyish Orange Salmon 10p (2k)
Ochre Bistre brown 50p (2k)
Flame Bright orange (19)
Orange red (22, 1st)
19p (2k) 22p (2k) 1st (2k)



Reds
Deegam Scott
Shocking pink Bright rose lilac 39p (2k) 15p (2k)
Pale magenta Pink 2½p (2k)
Pink   16p (2k)
Salmon pink Salmon 25p (2k) 14p (2k)
Rose madder Vermilion 2½p (2k)
Rose red Deep lilac rose 3p (2k)
Pastel red Pink (11)
Rose pink (23)
11p (2k) 23p (2k)
Brick red Henna brown 7p (2k)
Red Red (8, 26, 38)
Scarlet (37)
8p (2k)26p (2k)37p (2k) 38p (2k) 41p (2k) 72p (2k)62p (2k)
Ruby   1.00 (2k)



Purples
Deegam Scott
Amethyst Bright rose lilac 37p (2k) 39p (2k) 48p (2k)
Purple Lilac (25)
Deep rose lilac (29, 31)
25p (2k) 29p (2k) 31p (2k) 34p (2k)
Deep lilac Bright rose lilac 9½p (2k)31p (2k)
Mauve Violet (both) 27p (2k) 1.00 (2k)
Violet Violet 24p (2k)
Deep violet Dark violet (5½) 5½p (2k)
Bluish violet Violet blue (9, 18)
Deep violet blue (28)
9p (2k)18p (2k) 28p (2k)
Greyish violet Bluish lilac 5p (2k)
Pale violet Light violet 15½p (2k)
Purplish grey Deep purple brown 20p (2k)



Blacks
Deegam Scott
Black Black (1½, 75)
Brown black (20, 1st)
1½p (2k) 20p (2k) 37p (2k) 75p (2k) 1st (2k)



Greys
Deegam Scott
Light grey Gray (29) 7p (2k)29p (2k) 50p (2k)



White
Deegam Scott
White 1st (2k)



Multicoloured:
9p (2k) 10p (2k) 1 (3k) 1.30 (3k) 1.33 (3k) 1.41 (3k) 1.50 (3k) 1.60 (3k) 2 (3k) 5 (3k)


Disclaimer: We apologize for any errors of information that might be present. Your feedback is appreciated.

For even more varieties on Machin stamps, check out The Complete Deegam Machin Handbook (simply the best Machin
 handbook available anywhere) by Douglas Myall - click for details.

Booklet pane numbers used courtesy the Modern British Philatelic Circle
who publish 'The Bookmark' Catalogue

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